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The Essential Rumi This revised and expanded edition of The Essential Rumi includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks and thannever before published poemsThrough his lyrical translations, Coleman Barks has been instrumental in bringing this exquisite literature to a remarkably wide range of readers, making the ecstatic, spiritual poetry of thirteenth century Sufi Mystic Rumi popular than everThe Essential Rumi continues to be the bestselling of all Rumi books, and the definitive selection of his beautiful, mystical poetry


About the Author: Rumi

Jal l ad D n Muhammad R m also known as Jal l ad D n Muhammad Balkh , Mevl n Mawl n , our master , Mevlev Mawlaw , my master andpopularly simply as Rumi was a 13th century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian and Sufi mystic who lived in Konya, a city of Ottoman Empire Today s Turkey His poems have been widely translated into many of the world s languages, and he has been described as the most popular poet and the best selling poet in the United States.His poetry has influenced Persian literature, but also Turkish, Ottoman Turkish, Azerbaijani, Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu, as well as the literature of some other Turkic, Iranian, and Indo Aryan languages including Chagatai, Pashto, and Bengali.Due to quarrels between different dynasties in Khor n, opposition to the Khwarizmid Shahs who were considered devious by his father, Bah ud D n W lad or fear of the impending Mongol cataclysm, his father decided to migrate westwards, eventually settling in the Anatolian city Konya, where he lived most of his life, composed one of the crowning glories of Persian literature, and profoundly affected the culture of the area.When his father died, Rumi, aged 25, inherited his position as the head of an Islamic school One of Baha ud Din s students, Sayyed Burhan ud Din Muhaqqiq Termazi, continued to train Rumi in the Shariah as well as the Tariqa, especially that of Rumi s father For nine years, Rumi practised Sufism as a disciple of Burhan ud Din until the latter died in 1240 or 1241 Rumi s public life then began he became an Islamic Jurist, issuing fatwas and giving sermons in the mosques of Konya He also served as a Molvi Islamic teacher and taught his adherents in the madrassa During this period, Rumi also travelled to Damascus and is said to have spent four years there.It was his meeting with the dervish Shams e Tabrizi on 15 November 1244 that completely changed his life From an accomplished teacher and jurist, Rumi was transformed into an ascetic.On the night of 5 December 1248, as Rumi and Shams were talking, Shams was called to the back door He went out, never to be seen again Rumi s love for, and his bereavement at the death of, Shams found their expression in an outpouring of lyric poems, Divan e Shams e Tabrizi He himself went out searching for Shams and journeyed again to Damascus.Rumi found another companion in Sala ud Din e Zarkub, a goldsmith After Salah ud Din s death, Rumi s scribe and favourite student, Hussam e Chalabi, assumed the role of Rumi s companion Hussam implored Rumi to writeRumi spent the next 12 years of his life in Anatolia dictating the six volumes of this masterwork, the Masnavi, to Hussam.In December 1273, Rumi fell ill and died on the 17th of December in Konya.



10 thoughts on “The Essential Rumi

  1. says:

    I keep a copy of the Essential Rumi trans Coleman Barks with me, everywhere I go My copy, given to me in 2001, has travelled the world with me I read a poem a day, although sometimes it s a poem every other day I discovered Rumi through a great book given to me by my mother The Language of Life, a Companion Book to the Bill Moyers PBS special about poets alive today Coleman Barks, a premiere Rumi translator, was among the poets inte


  2. says:

    Make way, make way Just a modern version of Rodin s The Stinker, err, The Thinker, coming through Currently, I am ruminantly ruminating Rumi s ruminative ruminations in the loo And I guess I ll have to stay in here for a number of days ruminating, that is because I wanted to Besides, I dropped by to sh t and stink, sit and think, mind you And deary, please, could you give meloo papersLate, by myself, in the boat of myself,no light and


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    It s incredibly challenging to define Rumi s verses His famous lyric ghazals, similar to sonnets in length and impact, go beyond poetry or any other artistic expression They raise up to an unusual blend of undiluted spirituality, mystical philosophy and scholarly theology Widely translated and internationally acclaimed, Rumi s work transcends the barriers of language, culture and even religion Love is the indisputable protagonist in Rum


  4. says:

    The Essential Rumi, Rumi, Coleman Barks Translator , Reynold Nicholson Translator , A.J Arberry Translator , John Moyne Translator This revised and expanded edition of The Essential Rumi includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks andthan 80 never before published poems Through his lyrical translations, Coleman Barks has been instrumental in bringing this exquisite literature to a remarkably wide range of readers, making the ecstatic, sp


  5. says:

    Miraculous I learn something new every time I open this book The image that sticks to mind if how we should try to emulate a reed flute and let God s breath flow through us I ve stopped being religious when I stopped going to church when I was 16 but reading Rumi s writings is probably the closest I am to religion right now.


  6. says:

    This is always by my bed when I haven t returned it to the library again because it gracefully and fiercely reminds me of what it means to be alive, to long for truth and love, to open my heart again and again even when the wind is blowing wickedly all around me.


  7. says:

    I don t even, I can t even dare review this It is beyond me.


  8. says:

    A phenomenal read This book of poetry by the gifted Coleman Barks has become one of my bibles of spirituality it is what I would call a one in a million read I ve added it to Thoreau s Walden and the holy books The artistry and tapestry of language is unparalleled The words of Rumi come alive under the care of Barks It is impossible not to be moved by Rumi s words in this compilation If the universe could speak, this is what it would say Highly r


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    This place is a dream.Only a sleeper considers it real. This is a hard book for me to rate It almost seems impossible, unbearable to only reward it with three stars Parts of it gently touched my soul, and reading those few lines of pure beauty, almost felt revolutionary Rumi is mostly known for his love poems, and I can clearly see why There s a certain hint of unision and belonging in his great visions of love and he strings his words together in


  10. says:

    A gnostic says little, but inside he is full of mysteriesRumi God I love Rumi Obviously, I m not the only one But beyond just poetry, I have always loved the mystical side of the major religions Sufism, Zen, the Kabbalists, and gnostic anything I think there is a truth that floats in the dance and patter of thy mystics that the dogmatic and the bureaucratic impulses of religion miss Still, it isn t just Rumi s take on God although I could make an arg


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